Green Is Green
Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, November, 30th 2013 by THCFinder
Most stoners work hard to make the money that lines their pockets. The economy in America is rough and not all countries are financially stable so the way that people make money varies. Some stick to the traditional jobs. A 9am-5pm, maybe? Or it seems that smokers tend to gravitate towards service industry jobs and wind up being a server or a bartender. Even then, there are some that don't get those jobs and have resorted to selling marijuana in order to make their way in the world.
It's not just in America that this issue is apparent. Nigerian fisherman named Yoto Seibokuro, 27, was arrested with six other people for dealing marijuana. Seibokuro stated in his newspaper interview that he started selling cannabis in order to support himself. when the income from fishing just wasn't cutting it when it came time to put food on the table for the man's large family. Since cannabis is so easily renewed, selling it can be an extremely good way to make money when there's no jobs available.
If you can't get a job to support yourself, there's a strong chance that just giving up and living in your car is not an option. Most people would never even consider letting it get that bad. Selling marijuana is a fast and easy way to make money and people will take advantage of that. Money and bud are both green. Smart people know that. When all other options have been exhausted, what exactly is a person going to do? Cannabis, while having a lower street value than most other illegal substances, isn't as dangerous as other drugs. Plus it's medical value allows the seller to not feel guilty about giving the plant to others.
It's amusing to think that the government shuns cannabis when there are so many people that are profiting from it. People make their lives around cannabis and use it to feed their children. With so few options and the cost of living going up every day, how are people supposed to survive? Resorting to selling cannabis is an easy way out, providing you're located in a place that doesn't allow easy marijuana access. While the risks associated with selling marijuana are high, people are willing to risk their freedom in order to provide for their families.
The Marijuana diet could help you loose weight!
Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, November, 30th 2013 by THCFinder
Just when you think you've tried every fad diet to shape up and slim down -- you might be surprised at a new one stirring up controversy these days. Its called the Marijuana diet. Our Liz Bonis takes a look at what obesity experts say -- about dropping pounds with pot. When it comes to the power of pot -- a number of states now say it can legally be used to treat a number of health concerns.
You might be surprised however to hear that it's hotly debated if weight loss is one of them. Unless you talk to Art Glass, author of the book, The Marijuana Diet. We talked to him by Skype from a state where he admits he can't legally use pot yet for this purpose -- in spite of that he claims that after several years on the diet.
Glass has dropped 65 pounds and says "The marijuana diet has proven to lose weight in people better than anything else." Here's how he says the marijuana diet works: You smoke one to three inhales of marijuana Eat super foods such as blueberries or green leafy vegetables Juice with green smoothies and fast intermittently. Then you do what Art calls sofa exercises - which he showed us by skype.
Glass says the weed is what works for weight loss, and he has studies and testimonials to back it up. "Because marijuana has cannibinoids in it is the only plant that has that, and cannibinoids do incredible things for people's minds and their bodies," Glass said. So the real question we had to ask is, is it really then the marijuana or perhaps the reduced calorie intake that might be leading to weight loss, and as you might imagine, experts have a bit of a mixed opinion about using controlled substances to help you lose weight.
Doctor George Kerlakian is a bariatric surgeon who reviewed the marijuana diet and some of the studies Glass claims support weed for weight loss.
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We are Almost There Lets End The Marijuana War
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, November, 29th 2013 by THCFinder
Yes, with United States Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the federal government generally won’t interfere with states’ cannabis policy, the American people, the economy, and the planet won another battle in the inevitable march to the victory known as the Drug Peace. America’s longest and most expensive war, the Drug War, following voter legalization of cannabis in Colorado and Washington in 2012, is nearly over.
This is not just my opinion. The world over, reaction to Holder’s caveat-laden promise is being interpreted as the first major signal from the federal government that the war on one of humanity’s longest utilized plants, one considerably safer than alcohol, is winding down. From the New York Times (whose editors ran a September 2 editorial in support of Holder’s policy statement) to Britain’s Guardian, which is closely covering U.S. drug policy developments and earlier reported that a majority of Brits want cannabis law reform in the UK, it’s hard to find opposition to the direction the last stages of the war are taking. This is terrific. We’re almost there.
But almost there is not there. If you’re an independent contractor, as I am with my words and images, you’ll know that the only thing that matters is what it says when you sign an agreement on the dotted line. Everything else is song and dance, is how I put it in Too High to Fail, which spells out a sustainable model for bringing cannabis, America’s number one crop, into the taxpaying economy.
What the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) says today is that the federal government considers cannabis to be a schedule one felony, more dangerous than cocaine and meth. Will the Attorney General’s words (and the accompanying lack of backlash) embolden the legislative branch to remove cannabis entirely from the CSA, as must happen, thus allowing states to regulate cannabis like alcohol, in turn bringing billions into the aboveground economy and crippling criminal organizations? Let us hope. Better still: let us call our congressperson and senators.
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Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, November, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
There are people that believe a perc is a perc and that there really isn't a difference. These people couldn't be more wrong. There are three main kinds of percs that come in bongs; tree, inline, and dome. Of course, there are tons of different kinds but these are the ones that tend to be most common. Depending on the kind of perc dictates the smoothness of the hit. The argument that bong water filters out toxins also assists people when they're picking a bong, regardless of the validity of that claim.
Tree percs contain multiple "arms" or "branches" that fill with smoke, while simultaneously filtering smoke through the water at the base of each arm. The tree perc offers a very fine filtration of the water and is an efficient design. The downside is that they're difficult to clean, especially when using the salt and alcohol method. However, the appeal of the tree percs hits draw stoners in. Clean hits are better than clean bongs to most.
Another common type of perc is the inline. This is my personal favorite. An inline is "sideways" and are pretty long, as they are positioned horizontally rather than vertically. Because of this, larger bubbles can be formed. The piece becomes more sensitive to the user's hit, which means the harder you inhale, the bigger hit you're going to get. Be careful. If not used to an inline perc, it's possible to get knocked on your ass.
Dome percs are the cheaper ones that people seem to find. They're really easy to clean, which is a huge upside to those stoners that find cleaning glass a real pain. They don't filter the smoke as well as the other percs and aren't as desired as other designs. But their low price tag and easily cleaned parts are definitely a good selling point.
How To Control Bacteria And Fungus On Your Marijuana Plants
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, November, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
These are naturally occurring hyperparasites of powdery mildew. They form colonies on the infection, reducing growth and may eventually kill powdery mildew on cannabis leaves. Rain perpetuates the life cycle of this beneficial fungus. A formulated powder is available under the brand name AQ-10.
Bacillus Pumilus is a spore-bearing bacterium found in soil. It is resistant to environmental stresses, include UV light. The growth of Bacillus Pumilus on plant roots prevents Fusarium spores from germinating. A commercial product is available by the name of Sonata. Application boosts the cannabis plants’ immune system, inhibiting fungal germination and growth.
Bacillus Subtilis is a naturally occurring anti-fungal bacterium found in soils. It has proven to fight blight, gray mold and several strains of mildew, yet has no adverse affects on the environment or humans. For this reason, it has been approved as a fungicide and bactericide for use in organic farming. Bacillus Subtilis compounds prevents pathogens from colonizing crops. This biological fungicide can be procured online under several brand names. Two strains are available; one for foliage applications (QST 713) and one to be used as a soil amendment at the time of planting (GB03 or MBI600).
Barley Straw Rafts and Pellets
Barley straw rafts are used in hydroponic cannabis systems to inhibit the growth of algae. Barley straw does not kill existing algae but does prevent the growth of new algae cells. While barley straw has not been approved by the EPA for use in public waters, it is available for purchase by homeowners for hydroponics and private ponds.
The use of copper as a fungicide has been practiced for centuries. The most popular use today is in the form of Bordeaux Mixture, which combines copper sulfate with lime. The purpose of adding lime to copper sulfate is to reduce the damaging effect copper sulfate can have on marijuana plants. It is an added benefit that Bordeaux Mixture is also effective in controlling bacteria. As such, it is a good combatant for plant diseases caused by fungi and bacteria such as powdery mildew, downy mildew, leaf spots and fire blight. Bordeaux Mixture is a good option for controlling these diseases on outdoor grown marijuana plants, as it withstands rains, enabling its effect to remain on the foliage. However, it should only be applied before the flowering stage. Use a diluted solution on young plants to prevent burning of the tender leaves. Also avoid applying in temperatures over eighty five degrees to avoid the leaves yellowing and dropping off the plants. Follow label directions before using.
Gliocladium – Beneficial Fungus
Gliocladium is a species of parasitic fungus living in the soil. It produces volatile organic compounds which are toxic to other fungi and bacteria. Gliocladium protects Mary Jane from gray mold by suppressing spore production. It is best applied as a soil drench and is available under several brand names.
This common product found in drug stores and supermarkets, at 3% concentration, is a natural treatment for algae, gray mold, Pythium and powdery mildew. Using hydrogen peroxide on your marijuana plants will not bring them harm. Peroxide helps aerate the soil by adding oxygen and is both anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. Cannabis plants can be fed a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water as a fertilizer and disease deterrent, resulting in healthy plants. It can be misted on the leaves and/or applied directly to the soil. An easy way to apply is to fill a clean fertilizer spray bottle that attaches to a garden hose and feed as you would, say Miracle Gro. The bottle will have gallon markings on it. Fill the bottle with peroxide. When you turn on the hose, it will automatically dilute. If feeding sick plants, add one cup 3% hydrogen peroxide per gallon of water. Pour into a spray bottle and spritz the leaves, making sure to cover completely. For general feeding, add one half cup to a gallon of water.
Hydrogen peroxide can also be added to the water in hydroponic environments. It can be used to sprout seeds by adding it to the water they soak in before planting; they will sprout quicker and grow stronger. Follow the general application recipe for the peroxide to water ratio if using to soak seeds.
Just as milk is essential to a healthy human diet by building the immune system and providing good bacteria to ward off infection, it works in much the same way for plants, including marijuana. Milk is a natural germicide and may boost plants’ immune systems in much the same way it does humans. It is a formidable treatment for powdery mildew. Applying weekly sprays of one part milk to nine parts water significantly reduces the presence of powdery mildew and will prevent it from forming if the plants are not currently affected. When rinsing empty milk bottles prior to putting in the recycle bin, pour the diluted milk around your plants rather than pour it down the drain. Your plants will love it!
Milk also acts as a disinfectant. Dip your gardening tools in milk, rather than bleach, when sterilizing between uses.
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